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Monumental Inscriptions in the churchyard of Luddesdown Church   
                                                                                           Noted by Leland L. Duncan  11th September 1921

Leland Duncan's pencil sketch plan (51KB) of location of gravestones in Luddesdown Churchyard

1. Joanna daughter of Robert and Elizabeth WELLER died June16 1714 aged 12 years

2. Elizabeth daughter of Robert and Eliza WELLER of this parish died 6 July 1714 aged 19 years

3. Eliza PHILLIPS wife of William Phillips of this parish died February 5th - - - (perished) Footstone: E.P. 1732

4. Mary wife of John SAVAGE of this parish died October 9th 1735 in his 33rd year

5. John SAVAGE of this parish died o age - - - 1 - - - - - - - years (perished)

6. Robert SAVAGE son of George Savage of this parish who died 20th of January 1725 in his 64th year

7. John SAVAGE son of George Savage of this parish died December 3rd 1714 in his 51st year

8. Robert SAVAGE died 24 January 1773 aged 39 years

9. Phillip STILE? Of this parish died 20th March 1811 aged 79 years. Elizabeth his wife died 1st April 1802 aged 77 years. Fear not dear children in this world etc, etc

10. Robert WELLER of this parish died 24th May 1736 aged 75 years. Left issue one son and one daughter Thomas and Mary. Also Elizabeth his wife died 9th September 1737 aged 73 years

Plot East of Porch
11. (flat) Samuel TIESDELL of the parish of Chatham died 24th December 1802 aged 65 years

12. Sarah wife of Thomas WELLER of this parish died June 6th 1726 in her 27th year

13. Ann TIESDELL wife of Samuel Tiesdell of the parish of Chatham died 25th December 1794 aged 57 years

14. - - - SAN - - - (?Sanders) of this parish who died - - day of February January 1779 in the ?64th year of his age. - - - - Also the ?daughter of Elizabeth wife of the said Thomas SA-DERS who died July 3rd 1787 aged 77 years.

15. - - - - (all gone) 174 - Eliz . . . 1742 . . . .
      Footstone: W. S. 1740

16. (Headstone now flat) Walter? BALDUCK? Died August 13th 1759 aged 39 years. Sarah his wife died 20th December 1779 aged 65 years

17. Mary wife of Samuel TIESDEL of this parish died 14th April 1748 aged 31 years

18. (Low tomb) Richard BURGES? Son William Burges? died 16th February 1735 aged 48 years. Elizabeth Burges? wife of Richard Burges? Died 6th March 1755 aged 76 years. She was the daughter of Rev. Mr William HOPKINS Rector of Swanscombe and Vicar of Sutton at Hone in Kent

Eastern Part
19. William BENNETT of this parish died 23rd December 1835 aged 70 years.

20. Thomas BENNETT of this parish died 15th May 1846 aged 68 years

21. Will FRENCH son of Richard French of this parish died April 7th 1733 aged 45 years

22. George FRENCH son of Richard French of this parish died April 10th 1731 aged 48 years

23. (cross) Alfred son of Thomas and Jane STROWBRIDGE died 30th May 1876 aged 23 years

24. (wooden cross) WA.? STROWBRIDGE died August 3rd 18(81?) aged four years

25. (cross) Thomas STROWBRIDGE 30 years Parish Clerk and member of the Choir born 3rd September 1822 died 27 February 1886

26. Glover MUNGEAM son of the Rev Glover and Elizabeth Mungeam born 6 February 1816 died 20 February 1891

27. (low tomb) The Rev Glover MUNGEAM M.A. ten years Curate of this parish died 15th May 1853 aged 77 years

28. (low tomb?) Elizabeth MUNGEAM died 1st November 1869 aged 80 years

29. (low tomb?) Mr Joseph MARTIN late of Southwark died 29th April 1859 aged 75 years

30. (cross) Benjamin BENNETT of this parish died 18th January 1879 aged 64 years.

31. (cross) Thomas WOOD of this parish died January 16th 1890 aged 66 years

32. (cross) Thomas George WOOD of this parish died 11th August 1869 aged 16 years.

33. William BOAR of this parish died 14th June 1720 in his 42nd year

34. Susanna wife of G o: (George?) WELLER of this parish died January 28th 1747 aged 75 years

35. (tomb) Francis Henry Hayman SHEPPERD eldest son Edward John Shepperd Rector of this parish
and Catherine Hayman his (?wife) born 20th - - ?1833 died 8th May 1848

North Yard
36. (low tomb) Jeremiah SOLOMON of Gravesend ?in this parish? died 23 November 1803 aged 73 years

37. (?low tomb) Mrs Ann SOLOMON wife of Mr Jeremiah Solomon died 8th October 1818 aged 84 years

38. (?low tomb) Jeremiah SOLOMON of this parish died 23 March 1815 aged 50 years

39. (?low tomb) Mrs Anne SOLOMON wife of Mr Jeremiah Solomon of this parish died 11th June 1843 aged 72 years

40. (?low tomb) Mary daughter of Jeremiah and Anne Solomon of this parish died 9th March 1821 aged 27 years

41. (?low tomb) Henry BELLCHAMBERS of Walworth, Surrey died 7th April 1855 aged 61 years. Also Ann Bellchambers who died 10th March 1889 aged 91 years

42. James ?OOCK son of Francis and Dorothy Coock of this parish died January 29th 1728 in his 21st year. Also Elizabeth wife of James BOREYER and daughter of Francis and Dorothy Coock died May 11th 1728 aged 29 years. Also the baby? of Coock James son of Francis and Elizabeth Boreyer he died July 4th 1728 aged 7 weeks

43. (cross) Henry BING born 10 August 1814 died 24th May 1871

44. (cross) Richard WATERMAN died 11th December 1865 aged 74 years. Martha his wife died 24 February 1873 aged 74 years

45. A. K. 1810

46. J. S. LOTT 1825

47. (low tomb) Joshua LOTT died 12th December 1807 age 21 years. Ann NIGHT? Died 24th October 1810 aged 50 years. Daughter of J.A. L. sister of the above. Also John S. Lott died 8th November 1825 aged 73 years

48. (low tomb) Rickeby(?) Roger SANDERS son of Rickely and Lydia Sanders of this parish died 24th page 15
December 1793 aged 22 years. Also two children of the above who died in infancy

49. (large cross) William Downes JOHNSTON M.A. 27 years Rector of Milton next Gravesend sometime Curate of this Parish died 29th April 1887

50. (cross) Eleanor Rhoda COGGER of this parish died 9th July 1870 aged 22 months

51. (cross) Charlotte wife of John HOLLANDS died 1841. John Hollands died 1879

52. Alice Maude Mary HOLLANDS born 1st September 1890 died 15th September 1891. Bernard Lewis Hollands died 26 September 1891

53. Herbert Glover HOLLANDS son of Alfred and Harriet Hollands born 11th June 1884 died 30th July 1884

54. Thomas PEARLESS son of Thomas and Mary Pearless of this parish died 23rd March 1764 aged 27 years

55. Charles ADAMS died 19th February 1882 aged 55 years

56. (low tomb) Edward OLIVER died 17th November 188 aged 44 years

57. (cross) Job? OLIVER died 5th March 1858 aged 66 years

58. (cross) Thomas COLLINS died 6th December 1868 aged 87 years. Amelia his wife died 15th March 1869 aged 86 years

59. Phillis PHILLIPS died 10th December 1878 aged 77 years. Richard Phillips her husband died 18th September 1881 aged 87 years.

60. Alfred son of James DAY born 4th June 1842 died 16th November 1845

61. Ruth daughter of Thomas and Rebecca COGGER born 30th September 1852 died 29th October 1872

62. (low ?) John LINGHAM died 29th April 1880 aged 64 years. Eliza Lingham his wife died 8th October 1891 aged 79 years

63. Thomas CAPPS died 27th May 1887 aged 65 years

64. Mark CAPPS died 28th July 1883 aged 21 years

65. William Henry DAY M.D?. of Holly Hill in Kent and Stratton St Margarets Wiltshire born 30th November 1830 died 22nd October 1907

In North West Corner
66. (a large stone) Mr CHEESMANS Vault

67. (coffin) Ellen daughter of Hare and Esther CHEESMAN died 31st July 1850 aged 2 years

68. Edward son of Richard and Mary CHEESMAN who died 30 August 18(?3)0 aged 9 years

69. Names on War Cross

James BECKHAM
Sidney GILBERT
John GOODWIN
James A. GOODWIN
George E. A. GOODWIN
Reginald HORTON
Jesse PIPER
Philip E. STEPHENS
Arthur S. STEPHENS
William WOOD

I could see no inscriptions in the church. except the War Memorial Tablet. The church consists of Nave and Chancel and very narrow south Aisle and little chapel. The church was largely rebuilt in the 19th century but the arcade of the South aisle and the South door are original. 15th Century work and the greater part of the East window of the little chapel [St Katherines]. Also parts of the head tracery of the two perpendicular windows in the South aisle and one of those in the North wall of the Nave. The tower is probably 14th century as the door leading into it from the nave seems of that date. It may be earlier.
                                                                                                                     L. Duncan 11th September 1921

Index of Names and Places

Names
ADAMS 55
BALDUCK? 16
BECKHAM 69
BELLCHAMBERS 41
BENNETT 19, 20, 30
BING 43
BOAR 32
BOREYER 42
BURGES? 18
CAPPS 63, 64
CHEESMANS 66-69

COGGER 50, 61
COLLINS 58
COOCK 42
DAY 60, 65
Downes 49
FRENCH 21, 22
GILBERT 69
Glover 26, 27, 53
GOODWIN 69
Hayman 35
HOLLANDS 51-53
HOPKINS 18
HORTON 69
JOHNSTON 49
A. K. 45
LINGHAM 62
LOTT 46, 47
MARTIN 29
MUNGEAM 26, 27, 28
NIGHT? 47
OLIVER 56, 57
PEARLESS 54
PHILLIPS 3, 59
PIPER 69
S W. S. 15
SANDERS 14, 48
SAVAGE 4-8
SHEPPERD 35
SOLOMON 36-40
STEPHENS 69
STILE? 9
STROWBRIDGE 23-25
TIESDELL 11, 13, 17
WATERMAN 44
WELLER 1, 2, 10, 12, 34
WOOD 31, 32, 69
Places
Chatham 11, 13
Gravesend 36
Holly Hill in Kent 65
Milton next Gravesend 49

Southwark 29
Stratton St Margarets Wiltshire 65
Sutton at Hone 18

Swanscombe18
Walworth, Surrey 41
General
Choir 25
Curate 27, 49
Parish Clerk 25
Rector 18, 35, 49
Rev 18, 26, 27
Vicar 18

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